Would like to disable an iPad3 for a few hours

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  1. sjobs12

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    I would like to disable my kid's iPad 3 for a few hours in evening and after 10 PM at night. Can you please tell me the steps to do it?

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    Turn it off (hold the power button down, then swipe to shut down). Now here is the tricky part. Walk away with the iPad and put it out of reach. A safe could be a good idea depending on the situation.

    Alternatively, you could change the passcode so that your child cannot access the iPad, then set it back during usable hours.

    As you might have guessed, there is no way to "disable" an iPad based on tine of day. Probably the passcode idea is the closest thing, but not automatic. Physically removing the device from your child is the only other option.
     
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    I am really surprised that this cannot be done in an iPad. This is a very basic requirement. Isn't there an app or something that I can download/pay for?
     
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    I haven't tried this as I have no need for it, but here's something from the app store:

    Kidslox - Parental Controls by Kidslox Trading Ltd
    https://appsto.re/us/FfYH2.i

    There are more, just do a search for Parental Controls to see them.


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    Due to Apple's sand boxing of apps, there will be limitations on apps like these compared to parental control programs on a PC. Always read the description carefully, and also look at the reviews for some feedback from users.
     
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    Hahahahaha


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    Turns out we were wrong. There are management solutions that can do this. It looks like the vendors are taking advantage of the enterprise management features and using them for parental controls. That means a subscription service rather than buying an app; which still isn't possible.

    Here is one vendor, the one I ran across: http://www.curbi.com

    You should shop around for more options, but be sure to pick a reputable vendor. You're handing them the potential to mess up your child's iOS device; not unrecoverably so, but nothing you want to deal with if you can avoid it
     
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    Wow, they are an Aussie company! You are right though, it's more than just installing an app.
     

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